Francesca Ferraresi is an associate in the corporate group in Hughes Hubbard’s Miami office. She advises corporations and financial institutions in corporate and structured finance transactions. She also advises corporations and financial institutions in mergers and acquisitions, capital market transactions, and in general corporate and commercial matters. Francesca has experience in matters that are international in nature, most notably in Latin America.
Prior to joining Hughes Hubbard, Francesca was an associate in the corporate department at Goodwin Procter LLP in New York City.
Represented BNP Paribas as administrative agent and a syndicate of 10 banks in a $1.57 billion credit facility structured as a sustainability-linked loan (SLL) for the European unit of Brazilian pulp and paper company Suzano. The joint lead arrangers and joint bookrunners included Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase Bank, Credit Agricole and The Bank of Nova Scotia
Represented Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank as administrative agent and two bank syndicates on amendments to two revolving credit facilities worth $5 billion for Brazilian mining giant Vale S.A. The two syndicates totaled 25 global banks, led by Citigroup, Crédit Agricole, MUFG Union Bank, and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp. The syndicates also included JPMorgan, Bank of China, Bank of Montreal, Mizuho, The Bank of Nova Scotia, Royal Bank of Canada, HSBC, Bank of America, Barclays, Standard Chartered and Banco do Brasil
Represented the Bank of Nova Scotia and Banco Santander as lead arrangers, and The Bank of Nova Scotia as administrative agent, in a $300 million syndicated loan for Peruvian mining company Volcan Compañia Minera. The syndicate was comprised of eight lenders, including Banco de Crédito del Perú, Banco Internacional del Perú S.A.A. and Bancaribe Curacao Bank N.V.
Represented a syndicate of banks in a $100 million revolving credit facility structured as a sustainability-linked loan (SLL) for Chilean pulp and paper producer Empresas CMPC. The transaction marked the first SLL for CMPC and for BNP Paribas in Latin America, which led the syndicate of lenders as administrative agent, joint lead arranger and sole sustainability coordinator. The syndicate also involved Export Development Canada, MUFG Union Bank and Sumitomo Mitsui
Represented the Republic of Paraguay in an emergency $1 billion sovereign bond issuance to raise funds for the country's fight against COVD-19
Represented the Republic of Paraguay in connection with its 2019 and 2020 sovereign bond offerings
Represented Delta Air Lines in 57 separate sale and leaseback transactions involving Airbus, Boeing and Bombardier aircraft and collectively valued at over $1.5 billion